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I Never Forget A (Fish) Face

Fly Fishing In Yellowstone Park is one of the best blogs going. I read it every morning, and to give you an idea of how good it is, sometimes I read it even before I check out Terry Anderson's blog.

It's written by a mysterious West Yellowstone, MT resident who goes only by the moniker "Yellowstoner." In my weirder trout-depraved hours, when I live most vicariously through Fly Fishing In Yellowstone National Park , I've even contemplated firing off fan mail addressed to "Yellowstoner"  to some of West Yellowstone's famous feather merchants like Bob Jacklin's and Bud Lilly's. I'm confident the letters would find him. They would read, "KEEP IT UP!"

Yellowstoner is radical in his beliefs about keeping Yellowstone in, and in some cases returning it to, a natural state. No cow is too sacred to him (especially not cattle). He's advocated draining Hebgen Lake and letting bison roam free. He's even criticized stocking fish in the Firehole River. Yellowstoner saves his most contemptuous ire for lazy fishermen, like ones who miss great trout for refusing to hike. He savages anglers that introduce exotic species either with buckets or unclean boots and praises guys like Wally V. McClure, who had a creek in the Madison River drainage named after him posthumously because in it he found one of the Yellowstone region's last strains of genetically pure Westslope Cutthroat trout.

Yellowstoner even gives a few good, rock 'n' roll fishing tips.

Today I got an inkling he might've visited this blog when I saw this picture on FFIYNP.

Look familiar? Kinda' like a certain South Fork of the Flathead Westslope Cutthroat fooled by a fuzzy size #14 yellow humpy? Bingo.

I'm honored.

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